Nine regions of Ukraine cannot move to the second stage of quarantine relaxation – Ministry of Health

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Due to the high incidence rate or insufficient testing coverage, nine regions must maintain previous quarantine restrictions; other regions, including Kiev, may weaken quarantine. This is evidenced by the data of the Ministry of Health.

Nine areas cannot proceed to the second stage of weakening quarantine measures in connection with the epidemic of coronavirus infection. This is evidenced by the pivot table, published May 23 on the website of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

So, in the Volyn, Transcarpathian, Kiev, Rivne, Lviv and Chernivtsi regions, the incidence rate is exceeded (the number of new cases of COVID-19 per 100 thousand population is more than 12).

Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk and Lugansk regions do not meet the test coverage indicator: the average number of tests by PCR and ELISA for seven days should be more than 12 per 100 thousand inhabitants.

Chernivtsi region also does not meet the standard for congestion of beds in health care facilities defined for hospitalization of patients with COVID-19; this figure exceeds 50%.

The remaining areas, according to the table, can loosen quarantine restrictions. Health Minister Maxim Stepanov noted that quarantine can be mitigated in Kiev, where the incidence rate dropped to 11.7 per 100 thousand people.

Quarantine in Ukraine is valid from March 12. Due to the spread of coronavirus infection COVID-19 banned mass events, Closed shopping centers, shops (except grocery and drug stores), restaurants, cafes, gyms, beauty salons, and also limited the operation of transport. In Kiev, Kharkov and the Dnieper on March 17 closed the metro. Restrictive measures were supposed to be valid until April 24, then they were twice extended: first – until May 11, then – until May 22. Since May 11 in Ukraine quarantine mitigation started.

May 20 Cabinet extended restrictions until June 22, but introduced the so-called adaptive quarantine.



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